How do you start all over again

Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2011-02-16 13:18:47 -0600
Started 2009-12-05 19:31:35 -0600

I am diabetic type 2, but because of other illnesses I was taken completely off My diabetic program now that I am feeling much betterI honestly don't know where to begin. Before I tested, was on meds and insulin But it has been a year and I don't know what to do. thanks Robert

8 replies

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-12-15 10:44:21 -0600 Report

Robert, if you still have testing supplies, you should definitely start with testing your blood sugar. You need to find out what's going on with your diabetes. Were your other health problems making it necessary for you to be on meds and insulin in the first place? It's possible that as other complications have been cleared up, your diabetes may have improved greatly.

But on the other hand, your blood sugar may still be out of control. Testing is the only way to know what's happening.

Then as everyone else has said, get in to see your doc right away and discuss what you're seeing.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2009-12-16 15:09:06 -0600 Report

I thank all of you for your good advice and I have started testing again,Had blood work done and the Doctor was surprised at how well I'm doing considering how long I was off everything Bs is ranging 100-138, I am back on metformin again.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-15 00:12:38 -0600 Report

Make an appt with your Dr, start testing right away, and eat accordingly, you probably know the drill——then learn for SURE what path you should follow, but I would test yourself NOW. At least you will have a baseline going.
I have had my own health issues, was on Metformin 500mg a day, had my malignant kidney removed (Metformin is hard on the kidneys—-???) was switched to Glipizide, but even a small amt seems like it dumps me too much and too fast, keep testing and I THINK that with the kidney removal, it was already rotten and gone—-it is less stress on my body so am testing closely to see if I even need any meds——Still not QUITE sure. It seems to take some time for the body to switch back——Good Luck and we are thinking of YOU! PR

Good Luck, Pat R

Asia 2009-12-14 22:08:48 -0600 Report

Robert in order to start again, please do this one thing first. Try not to worry. You need to talk to your doctor and have him help you get back on which ever program he thinks would be good for you right now. I wish you good luck and a very Happy Holiday to you and your family. Please let me know how everthing goes for you. Asia

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